|Our special, neighborhood flower farmer, was there with her husband and armfuls of flowers in vases. Omena Cut Flowers, no wedding on the bay can go on without them!
|If all is white the flowers set the stage with their pops of color gracing the center of the reception tables.
|The blessing of the Birch Trees, a tree of beginnings, new dawns and promise, the alter of the wedding vows.
|The shared efforts of family and friends, creating a truly special celebration of love on this beautiful Sunday morning on the bay.
|We all worked together to set a pretty table.
|A party of eighty eight friends and family! All who, yes they did, carry the chairs back to the tables after the ceremony.
|It was just like in the movies!!
|Mother Nature at the weather controls, she's a pro, could not have been a more beautiful day! She even threw down a moon rise for the special couple.
|A thousand Origami Cranes hung from the trees. A Japanese tradition, symbolic of life, longevity and happiness.
|Life, Liberty, Beaches and Pies! Oh My! Treat bags from Cherry Republic for the guests!
|The mother bought the pots of Daises and we put them in the wrought iron baskets, then lined the aisle with small white mums for the bride.
|How could I not have enjoyed helping? The scene was peaceful and serene on this Sunday morning, over looking the water.
|Clever seating chart!
|The floral arrangements were nestled into a spread of Cedar and polished beach stones. Symbolic of Lake Michigan!
|The brides friends created an arch of Cranes over the alter....
|....and hung the garlands of cranes all through the tent. Gently swinging in the breeze.
|We used satin ribbon to line the railing for the bride. Her mother snugged the Mums around the bottom of the stairs.
|"No bows", said the bride! The wedding turn out to be extremely elegant without all the fuss!
|Even the outhouses were given some attention.